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FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP PORTUGAL 2015
11 Jul 2015

Japan down Argentina, Group A wide open

All teams now have one win and three points and their final group matches will decide everything


Japan saw off Argentina 4-3 to leave FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Group A wide open going into the final round of pool matches in Espinho.

 

Federico Hilaire's opening goal in the first period seemed set to send Argentina on their way to another win after their hard-fought opening victory against Senegal. However, Japan’s pace in the second period undid the South Americans, with the Samurai Blue grabbing four goals, through a Takasuke Goto brace, Naoya Matuso and Takaaki Oba. 

 

Despite having briefly levelled in that second period, it was not until five minutes before the end of the third that Argentina showed any further fight, reducing the deficit to just one goal courtesy of Rodrigo Lopez. This turned the tension up for the last few minutes, with the Albiceleste pressing forwards for a goal to send the game into extra-time, and the Asian side counter-attacking at will.

 

Marcelo Mendes's side held on for the victory in normal time though, meaning all four teams have three points going into Monday's Group A finale. Portugal face Argentina and Japan will come up against Senegal, both effectively knockout games with each winner claiming a place in the quarter-finals.

 

(Soure: FIFA.com)

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February 12, 2020 - February 16, 2020
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Group Stage - Group A
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
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Lokomotiv LOK 3 2 0 1 25 15 10 6
Levante1 LUD 3 1 0 2 19 16 3 3
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Group Stage - Group B
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Spartak logo copia web SPK 3 2 1 0 17 7 10 8
Braga SCB 3 2 0 1 18 13 5 6
Flamengo FLA 3 1 0 2 11 13 -2 3
Grasshopper club zurich GCZ 3 0 0 3 8 21 -13 0
Play-off for 7th Place
Grasshopper club zurich GCZ 4 - 8 ABS 2019 alanya belediyespor
Play-off for 5th Place
Levante1 LUD 7 - 2 GCZ Grasshopper club zurich
Flamengo FLA 6 - 5 ABS 2019 alanya belediyespor
Levante1 LUD 5 - 4 FLA Flamengo
Semi-finals
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 2 - 7 SCB Braga
Spartak logo copia web SPK 3 - 1 LOK Lokomotiv
Play-off for 3rd place
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 2 - 6 LOK Lokomotiv
Final
Braga SCB 8 - 3 SPK Spartak logo copia web
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